Connect TV’s Future Today is adding Total Drama to its ad-supported streaming service HappyKids as part of an expanded partnership with kids’ entertainment specialist Cake.
Future Today will also launch a standalone app for Total Drama on Roku and Fire TV. HappyKids itself is available on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, Xfinity, and Vizio.
“Bringing Total Drama to HappyKids marks an exciting chapter in Cake’s commitment to delivering engaging content to children worldwide,” said Ed Galton, chief executive officer at Cake. “We are thrilled to see Total Drama find a new home on HappyKids’ innovative platform, ensuring that the adventures of these iconic characters continue to captivate audiences of all ages. This collaboration underscores our dedication to providing access to high-quality entertainment through a variety of different viewing methods.”
Total Drama is an animated reality series made for tweens that quickly became a cultural phenomenon spanning six seasons. Created by Tom McGillis and Jennifer Pertsch, the series pokes fun at reality competition shows with a cast of wild characters at Camp Wawanakwa competing for a chance to win $1,000,000. The show debuted on Cartoon Network in 2007 and was met with scrutiny for its outlandish and often crass humor.
Five seasons of the series will be available on HappyKids and the Total Drama app starting the week of Thanksgiving: Total Drama World Tour, Total Drama All Stars, Total Drama Pahkitew Island, Total Drama Revenge of the Island, and Total Drama Ridonculous.
HappyKids is an ad-based video on-demand platform hosting more than 110,000 family-friendly titles from over 150 content partners such as CoCoMelon, LEGO, Ryan & Friends, and Kid City.
“Born in the digital streaming era, Future Today and HappyKids have consistently strived to provide content for families that is brand safe, premium, quality, and enjoyable for all ages,” said David Di Lorenzo, senior vice president of kids and family programming for Future Today. “This collaboration highlights our steadfast dedication to delivering premium content to influential households and ongoing commitment to shaping the streaming landscape of family entertainment in the evolving digital age.”
The free app is designed to educate while entertaining kids with music, rhymes, stories, video games, DIY tutorials, and activity guides organized by age group. It also hosts movies and series like Cat in the Hat, Angry Birds, Oddbods, Mother Goose Club, Care Bears, Blippi, Spacepop, and Storybots.
Cake has 13 projects in development, including Angry Birds: Summer Madness, Supa Team 4, Angelo Rules, Space Chickens in Space, Pablo, and Mush-Mush & The Mushables.
Correction: The headline previously mentioned Angry Birds as part of the deal.